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Sultan Ahmet Tomb

-Attractions August 30, 2016
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sultan ahmet tomb

 I. Ahmet Turbesi (Sultan Ahmet Tomb) is on the Kabasakal Avenue open to visitors. On the north of the Sultan Ahmet Mosque, the tomb of Ahmet I who built the mosque is open to visitors. Ahmet I who was born in 1590 and who ascended the throne when he was 14, became sick in 1617 and passed away. He changed the tradation of killing siblings for the unity of the country, a tradation that started with Bayezid and became a low during the time of Fatih and Ahmet I also brought the method of the throne being ascended by the eldest on in dynasty.

Sultan Ahmet Tomb with a square plan is covered with a dome sitting on a polygon hoop. At its entrance, there is a arcade with three domes. The inside of the tomb has rich examples of tiles, pen and wood crafts. The tiles cover the breaks between the windows with wooden wings and the upper parts of the windows. Over the tile panels, an epigraph written with while sulus calligraphy over dark blue background surrounds the structure. At the tomb, besides Ahmet I, his wife Kösem Sultan (Mahpeyker Sultan), their sons Murat IV and Osman II, their doughter Ayse Sultan and about forty members of the dynasty are buried.

In the Vcinity of Sultam Ahmet Tomb

Arasta Bazaar (Arasta Çarşısı) -Kabasakal Avenue-

The bazaar (arasta) built with Sultanahmet Complex is located on the southeast of teh mosque. It is the only open bazaar from 17th century in Istanbul and it is used today for touristic purposes.

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